Blood donors could win prizes at "Meet and Treat"

SPRINGFIELD - Blood donors could win jewelry, gift cards to local restaurants, or a weekend night stay at an area hotel during the Central Illinois Community Blood Center's "Meet and Treat" event on October 8.

CICBC Donor Relations staff are working to increase blood donations at the Springfield Donor Center this week after a blood drive host was forced to cancel an event scheduled for this Wednesday.  Therefore, everyone who donates blood during the Meet and Treat event will be entered into a prize drawing.  We've included a list of prizes being donated by area businesses below:

- Giganti & Giganti Fine Jewelry - $225 Necklace (sterling silver and pearl, pendant and chain)
- Residence Inn by Marriott – One Complimentary Weekend Night Stay in a Studio Suite (includes breakfast buffet for two)
- Hy-Vee - $50 Gift Card
- Los Rancheros - $25 Gift Card
- The Alamo – $20 Gift Card
- Public House 29 – Complimentary Appetizer

The Springfield Donor Center, located at 1134 S. 7th Street in Springfield, will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. during the event.  Those who wish to donate may schedule an appointment by calling (866) 448-3253 or by visiting

For more information, visit or call (866) GIVE-BLD or (217) 753-1530.
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